Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Mets Win in Walk-Off Fashion, Castillo Couldn't Care Less

In what became a crazy back and forth game last night the Mets pulled out a 6-5 victory over the Marlins (box score) courtesy of a walk-off single by Luis Castillo.

After Dickey gave up a 3-run homer in the seventh to Gaby Sanchez, and the lead, the Mets found a way to fight back and tie the game in the eighth on an RBI single by Carlos Beltran.  Then in the ninth with two outs and runners on first and second Luis Castillo flared a ball into right to bring home Ike Davis with the game-wining run.

The most interesting part about all this, to me, was the reaction of Luis Castillo.  He looked more pissed than anything else.  I mean, I get that the guy is upset about losing his starting gig and everything...BUT COME ON.  He just got a huge hit to win a game that excited everyone else in CitiField, except him, and had no problem showing that.  He looked like he wasn't having any fun with it AT ALL, and instead got the hit more to stick it up the organization's butt that he wants more playing time, than because it helped the team.  At least that was what I took out of NOT seeing him smile at all after getting the game winning hit...

Anyway, the Mets look for a second consecutive series win tonight at 7:10 when they send Pat Misch to the hill against Alex Sanabia.  By the way, the Mets are now 7 games back of the wild card.  I'm not willing to consider anything unless they are 4-5 games out after this weekend...then we can talk.

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